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By mageth


Had a lovely afternoon on Wednesday, too short a time to see everything, but here are a few of my fav gardens

M&G garden

another view

Rhubarb and custard

Wasnt so keen on the Victorian aviary planting

The Dyslexia Association garden planting was beautifully restrained

Leeds council did a superb garden

Best in Show

For Terra

hows this for veg!

Roger Platts garden, my fav

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Nice pictures looks like the weather was kind,
Best in show was nice but rusty steel work did nothing for it .there are far better ways of framing areas of the garden than that.Being different is fine if it works.

30 May, 2010


Good photos ... well done.
Thanks for including the mosaic.
The lock gates are fab.
Roger Platt's archway design is very pretty...:o)

30 May, 2010


I suppose as Chelsea flower show exhibits the cutting edge of gardening design there will always be gardens like this. love them or hate them they do encourage discussion. without that gardening and design would become static. nowadays most of use would not consider using the traditional bedding of the Victorians or planting roses in a single bed. the public knows what they likes and will take elements from each style to produce something that suits them. Chelsea has always been inspirational for me and many of the gardens that I saw gave a wonderful sense of pleasure, even though I would not personally choose to have them outside my back door

30 May, 2010


Lovely pics....thanks...:o)

30 May, 2010


Thanks for sharing some of your day with us. The pics are good and as you say there are some ideas we can take away from it

30 May, 2010


glad you enjoyed chelsea mageth and lovely weather to, i love the M&G garden and victorian one, didnt like the winner at all, lovely pics, thanx for sharing ;o)))

30 May, 2010


I spent 7 hours on Friday, but didn't see everything. Seems like we liked the same gardens:) M&G was really lovely:)

30 May, 2010


Thank's for sharing your day out at Chelsea with us Mageth, lovely pics! Did you manage to see the L'Occitane garden?

30 May, 2010


yes Dylan, it looked much better in real life than on telly. I thought it would be a bit cliched but it wasnt. I can only go afternoons now since I work in education. I didnt get to see alot of the marquee in detail Okasia

30 May, 2010


Lovely pics,Mageth,glad you enjoyed it.Like me,when I went,you either love some of the designs or not,but something for everyone,whatever their taste.
A great day out though...:o))

30 May, 2010


Thanks Mageth ... just seen a lot of these on the TV ... lovely.

30 May, 2010


I'm glad you enjoyed, but I can't help thinking those designed gardens look rather stiff. I liked the veg photo :o)))

30 May, 2010


I know what you mean H. some of the outdoor rooms look like living rooms. to me that means housework and who needs that? :o}

31 May, 2010


There's enough of it already lol :o)
I must say a lot of hard work goes into the gardens though. I don't want to criticize the show at all. It's just me ;o)

31 May, 2010


No Hywel I think a lot of people agree with you ... I suppose over the years the designers have had to come up with more & more novel ideas to stand out from the rest but some of them looked like they had wardrobes & shelves in amongst the flowers!
My favourite was the lock & the one with the chimenea burning in the background ... when I saw it on TV the fire was lit & it just looked lovely.

31 May, 2010


We are hoping to go in the next couple of years and this only adds to the temptation! Nice pics and a great time you had, I'm sure.

27 Jun, 2010


you should make a little holiday of it OB and visit Wisley at the same time, and Hampton court, and Chris Lloyds garden......... there are so many lovely gardens in the south east

29 Jun, 2010

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